Danielle has a wealth of experience across the general crime spectrum as a led junior and as a single advocate, having represented defendants charged with murder, attempted murder, rape, serious violence, fraud, the sale and supply of drugs and firearms offences. She is an advocate who can be relied upon completely and always delivers in an outstanding and detailed way.
Outside court, Danielle has undertaken disclosure work for the Bank of England and Financial Conduct Authority as well as being instructed on behalf individuals subject to ongoing SFO investigations.
She also has experience of Public Inquiries, having previously worked on the Undercover Policing Inquiry, as well as representing bereaved families in inquests.
R v DSP (2023): Maidstone Crown Court (sitting at Loughborough): Defence Counsel for a 19 year old with low intellectual functioning, charged alongside 12 others (on a joint enterprise basis) with the murder of an Albanian national who was stabbed during a raid on a cannabis factory.
R v KB (2022): Basildon Crown Court: Defence Counsel for a mother of 3 who was indicted with an £800,000 conspiracy to commit fraud in relation to the sale and supply of puppies.
R v RWL (2022): Mold Crown Court: Operation Blue Fulgent was an investigation into the murder of a pensioner who was shot with a crossbow outside his home on Anglesey. During the course of the murder investigation, the police uncovered evidence implicating my client in a series of frauds against the deceased totalling over £250,000 and an associated count of perverting the course of justice.
R v RR (2022): Croydon Youth Court: Represented a 16 year old who admitted having sexual intercourse with his 12 year old sister, which resulted in pregnancy.
Danielle is committed to providing high quality, accessible representation to children within the criminal justice system. She has an affable approach and is adept at explaining complex issues and arguments in a clear and simple way.
She has a wealth of experience in both the Youth and Crown Court, defending children who are charged with offences across the general crime spectrum. She has particular expertise in representing children who are the victims of modern slavery, especially those who have been exploited as part of county lines drug dealing.
Danielle also sits on JUSTICE’s racial disparity in the Youth Justice system working party and is a contributing author to the Youth Justice Legal Centre’s legal updates.
Danielle has extensive experience of representing individuals charged with criminal offences arising out of protests, including but not limited to the Extinction Rebellion uprisings, the Stop the Arms Fair campaign and the Black Lives Matter movement. She is committed to upholding convention rights and holding the state and police to account.
Danielle is also a committee member of ‘Black Protest Legal Support’ (‘BPLS’) which was formed following the death of George Floyd in America, and has been responsible for training and co-ordinating over 100 barristers and solicitors as Legal Observers.
Danielle also contributed to a recent piece for British Vogue which outlined legal rights whilst protesting.
Danielle is currently developing expertise in representing bereaved families in inquests and inquiries and has a marked interest in cases concerning deaths in prison and police custody. Her experience as a criminal practitioner means she is particularly well placed to navigate the legal issues that arise in cases of this nature and in presenting matters before a jury.